Should Messages Audio sound like a phone call?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by 0000757, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I never used iMessage Audio during the beta phase because I didn't find it as practical on an iPad, but now having my iPhone again this PTT-like system seems to be both an efficient and fun way to communicate with people.

    However, I noticed during the keynote the audio sounded very high quality, like the person was speaking into a live mic almost. However, using it on my iPhone 6, it sounds like I'm on a standard phone call, that is to say VERY low quality.

    Is this how audio on iMessage is supposed to sound? It's still very usable but I was hoping it would be like the stage demo, not like a phone call.
  2. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    In reality, you can't have such high quality messages sending otherwise it would take large amounts of data... Weird they compress audio but then don't compress photos or videos.
  3. sunfire7 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Yeah the quality is poor, I prefer to use whatsapp similar function because of that, but whatsapp its not integrated at system level :( (interactive notifications, quick reply, Siri, etc)
  4. 0000757 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Sending photos and videos can already take large amounts of data, as you noticed they're uncompressed.

    I wish there was an option to have higher quality audio recordings, and if both parties have it enabled then it send it HQ.
  5. Imory macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2013
    Are you sure the photos and videos aren't compressed?
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    When you select a video to send via iMessage, it shows it being compressed on screen prior to being attached to the message.

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